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2019 Weeks Bay Foundation Pelican Paddle

Weeks Bay Foundation

Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

2019 Weeks Bay Foundation Pelican Paddle

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Single Paddler
This ticket is good for one single paddler in any race division or the Eco-Tour. Ticket includes snacks and water/soft drinks.
Aug 2, 2019 $30.00 $2.54
Family Ticket
This ticket is good for a family entry. Ticket includes race or Eco-tour entry, snacks, and water/soft drinks, . Family = Up to two adults and up to four minors under 18.
Aug 2, 2019 $70.00 $4.56
Pay it Forward (so others can paddle)
Keep the paddling going. Pay it Forward so others can paddle!
Aug 2, 2019 $30.00 $0.00
Weeks Bay Foundation membership
Become a new member of the Weeks Bay Foundation and receive a FREE Weeks Bay Foundation hat or t-shirt!
Aug 2, 2019 $50.00 $3.55

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Event Details

The seventh annual Pelican Paddle, a canoe, kayak, and paddle board race, will be held on Saturday, August 3rd at the Tonsmeire Weeks Bay Resource Center. Registration and check in begins at 7:30 a.m. There will be an on-the-water Paddler's Meeting at 8:45. The race begins promptly at 9 a.m. It is sure to be a great day on the water!

Participants receive water and soft drinks and entry in our drawing for the chance to win a kayak and other door prizes. 

Early Bird specials for one week ONLY. From June 1 - June 7, register for Pelican Paddle at deeply discounted prices! Early Bird BOGO for single paddlers. Early Bird Half Off for Family registration.
After June 7th, Advance Registration: $30/paddler, $70/family

Advance registration ends at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 2nd. If you register in advance, be sure to arrive at the Resource Center between 7:30 and 8:45 on race day to check in and pick up your race bib.
Day-of Registration: $35/paddler, $85/family

Day-of-race registration will be from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.

*Family = Up to two adults and up to four minors under 18*

The race course is 3.5 miles and we will crown 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the following groups:

- Men's Solo Kayak (14-59 years old)
- Women's Solo Kayak (14-59) years old)
- *NEW THIS YEAR* Men's Master Class Solo Kayak (Male Paddlers 60 and older)
- *NEW THIS YEAR* Women's Master Class Solo Kayak (Female Paddlers 60 and older)
- Junior Solo Kayak (Age 13 and under, any gender)
- Tandem Craft (2 paddlers in either a canoe or kayak, any gender)
- Men's Stand Up Paddle Board
- Women's Stand Up Paddle Board 
- Non-Traditional (Any type of non-motorized boats not in the other divisions, including solo canoes and pedal kayaks, excluding sailboats. Any gender)
- Pro Solo Kayak (A 7.0 mile race made up of two loops of the course, any age and  gender)

Eco-tour: If you're not interested in racing, but would like to be on the water, there will be a non-competitive Eco-tour paddle of the Weeks Bay area. This is the green line on the map. We will paddle to the Bald Eagle nest and then turn around. 

Loaner Gear: If you would like to participate in the race or the Eco-tour but do not have your own paddling gear (PFD, Paddle, Kayak or Canoe) we may be able to help. The Fairhope Boat Company  has generously donated a limited number ofks, with paddles and PFDs, for the day of the race. They are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in borrowing gear, please call the Weeks Bay Foundation at 251-990-5004 to reserve your boat. Please do this BEFORE you register to ensure that we still have boats available. 

PFDs (Lifejackets) are mandatory for all paddlers in the race divisions and the Eco-tour. 

Waiver: All participants will be required to sign a waiver at check-in.


In consideration for allowing my or my child’s participation in Pelican Paddle and other valuable consideration, I hereby RELEASE, WAIVE, AND DISCHARGE the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Weeks Bay Foundation, Inc., and its officials, directors, agents, servants, employees, volunteers or contractors, in both their official and individual capacities, from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, actions, causes of actions, or expenses of any nature whatsoever, including but not limited to compensatory damages, punitive damages, damages for any injury to me, my child or my property (tangible or intangible), monetary relief, compensatory relief, declaratory relief, injunctive relief or any other form of relief or attorney fees, costs or expenses, caused by or arising out of, resulting from, or in any way related to the heretofore mentioned race, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, or otherwise, while participating in such activity, or while in, on or upon the premises where the activity is being conducted or in transportation to and from said premises.

Participant signature: _______________________________  Print participant name: _______________________________

If under 18, parent’s signature: ___________________________  Print parent’s name_______________________________

Date: _________________________________



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Weeks Bay Reserve Tonsmeire Resource Center
11525 US-98
Fairhope, AL 36532

Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

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Weeks Bay Foundation

The Weeks Bay Foundation is a non-profit organization and nationally-accredited land trust. Our mission it to protect land and promote environmental education in south Alabama so current and future residents can enjoy clean water and the seafood, wildlife, and outdoor recreation that define our area.

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